Last week, Extinction Rebellion Netherlands called off a weeks-long blockade of the major highway A12 demanding an end to fossil fuel subsidies after the Dutch parliament agreed to consider the question. Yesterday, a majority of the Tweede Kamer adopted a motion that calls for a possible phase-out plan for fossil fuel subsidies.
As people left work in downtown Chicago, climate activists converged at Pritzker Park then marched past big banks demanding Biden take bold action to #EndFossilFuels. Fridays for Future Chicago, the youth led organization who hosted this march, invited a coalition of environmental organizations and individuals from all backgrounds to join. This Chicago March of 200 people, was part of the bigger global mobilization calling on world leaders to commit to phasing out fossil fuels at the UN Climate Ambition Summit on September 20th 2023.
WE DEMAND FOR BIDEN TO:
1. DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY
2. STOP APPROVING NEW FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS
3. PHASE OUT FOSSIL FUEL DRILLING
4. EQUITABLE TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY
Learn More About This Action:
#EndFossilFuels – Global Fight To End Fossil Fuels
The Loyola Phoenix – Loyola’s Student Environmental Alliance Joins Fossil Fuel Financing Strike
Chicago Sun Times – Climate Crisis Activists Share Fears, Hopes in Downtown March
Don’t Target Us!
the Little Village community is sick of polluters profiting at our expense.
Thanks to a long and successful fight led by the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), two polluting coal plants in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago were forced to shut down.
The neighborhood wants to redevelop the site of the coal plants for the community’s benefit. Instead the old coal plant site is set to become a warehouse and diesel truck hub (for Target), further eroding air quality in the area and adding insult to injury. Read more about the situation here.
#DontTargetUs #HellNoHilco #FueraHilco #LaVillitaRespira #Exchange55 #LoriLIEfoot #corporateirresponsibility
On Thursday, March 5, members of Extinction Rebellion and other allied groups combined forces to protest and bring attention to Energy Transfer Partners’ application, to the Illinois Commerce Commission, to double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by increasing the number of pumping stations along its route.
no double dapl, no more fossil fuels
Thursday, March 5th, 2020 a coalition of environmental groups combined forces to protest and bring attention to Energy Transfer Partners’ application to the Illinois Commerce Commission to double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by increasing the number of pumping stations along its route. Save Our Illinois Soil (SOIL), the Sierra Club, and other environmental groups have intervened against this request. Testimony by James Hansen and others has been presented detailing the risk of increasing surge pressures and the damage additional pipeline capacity does to the fight against global warming.
Extinction Rebellion rebels in Chicago, along with Rising Tide, SOIL, and the Sierra Club organized a press conference and theater action Funeral for Mother Earth. Susana Sandoval, of the Purepecha tribe, gave an offering and blessing in solidarity with opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline expansion during the press conference. In the hearing room, all offered silent witness in support of SOIL and Sierra Club’s testimony. The hearing was standing room only. The press conference was well attended and provided coverage. The struggle continues!
read more . press coverage
Chicago Tribune coverage by Patrick O’Connell
WTTW coverage by Patti Wetli
WBEZ coverage by Jerome McDonnell
Images below from the Chicago Tribune’s slideshow, photographs by Jose M. Osorio.
learn more: #NODAPL
IL Commerce Commission: 160 N. LaSalle Street, 8th Floor, Main Hearing Room, Chicago
Harold Washington Library: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Lower Level. 400 S. State Street, Chicago, Il